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Color block has been placed on both hoop sides , can not embroider. 360x350

Hello;do you have a specific question about it?Or are you looking for a manual guide.
6/6/2024 10:54:58 PM • Sewing Machines • Answered on Jun 06, 2024

I have a Pfaff creative sensation and is using the hoop 350x360 and wants to applique a tablemat. Size of the design is 348x247. Error message Colour block placed on both hoop sides not allowed

Probably because the design is too close to the hoop size. There needs to be some space around the edge to allow for the presser foot without hitting the hoop.
6/6/2024 10:22:01 PM • PfaFF Sewing... • Answered on Jun 06, 2024

Simplicity Fashion Pro SW2145 machine. When I sew a straight stitch the stitches are uneven and the top thread is loose. I have already tried to adjust the tension and bobbin tension, didn't help.

Question edited for clarity. It certainly sounds like a tension issue. Upper tension is too tight or the bobbin tension is too loose. As stated in the video, "tension is a delicate tug of war". Also, with the manual in front of you, do the machine threading again. The mind can play tricks. These are the best videos
6/6/2024 6:32:18 PM • Simplicity... • Answered on Jun 06, 2024

Babylock Array 6 Needle Embroidery Machine thread uptake levers all stuck in lowest position and will not raise when using turn wheel. Inappropriate needle position message after broken needle removed

Question edited for clarity. If you are working on a six-needle machine and rotate the handwheel, you will get the error message, "Inappropriate Needle Stop" after you touch the Lock>Start/Stop buttons on the machine to begin embroidering. When this occurs, touch the "Close" key in that screen and the hook will return to its correct position.

Multi-Needle Maintenance & Troubleshooting - Baby Lock

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"Inappropriate needle stop position"

Brother USA > answers > detail > a_id > i... The needle may have stopped at an incorrect position. 1. Turn the handwheel located on the back of the machine, so that the mark on the handwheel is at the top.

"Inappropriate needle stop position" message appears on the ...

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6/5/2024 5:48:43 PM • Sewing Machines • Answered on Jun 05, 2024

Manual Ford sewing machine model 666SU/serial number 12342 printable copy . Problem getting bobbin winder to work. Thanks

It is a Riccar machine branded to the company that sold it (Ford). The manual is here.


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Riccar 666SU Owners Manual PDF Digital Download

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6/5/2024 3:05:38 PM • Sewing Machines • Answered on Jun 05, 2024

Servo motor spins initially. Why does it lock up a few seconds after startup?

What do you mean by lock up? Does it go ahead and run after that? A servo motor always turns by hand. There isn't any moving mechanical parts inside a servo motor. It is electrical current that makes it stop and go.
6/4/2024 4:15:37 PM • Juki DDL-5550... • Answered on Jun 04, 2024

Kenmore 158.1355080 sewing machine needle centering help

Did you remove and replace the needle recently? This normally happens when the flat side of the needle shank is in the wrong way around. It pushes the needle a remarkably long way out of alignment. Manuals ..
6/4/2024 4:09:10 PM • Kenmore Sewing... • Answered on Jun 04, 2024

Elna Contessa 510 manual please?

11 years old, but let's answer it!

Instruction Manual, Elna Contessa

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please help! an elna conundrum : r/SewingForBeginners

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' Instruction Manual ' - Elna

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Instruction Manual PDF - Elna Sewing Machines

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5/31/2024 4:12:11 PM • Sewing Machines • Answered on May 31, 2024

Tajima T Mark K1506 C 6 Head Embroidery Machine. It is giving me Error 378 code.

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5/31/2024 1:05:44 AM • Sewing Machines • Answered on May 31, 2024

My tajima tmar k1506c giving me error 378 code

It seems that after cleaning out a bird's nest and adjusting the knife, you're encountering a presser foot error with the code 378. Let's troubleshoot this issue step by step: Check Needle Bar Adjustment: Make sure the needle bar is properly adjusted. Locate the small black screw underneath the area where the spring is attached to the needle bar. While holding the needle bar's top part with the spring down, loosen the screw, push the needle bar up as far as it will go, and then re-tighten the screw. Inspect Thread Tension and Needle Depth: Ensure that the thread tension is correct for the affected needles. Check the needle depth adjustment for each needle bar. Each bar has its own adjustment for needle depth. Verify that the needle angle is correct. Examine the tension spring for wear or damage, as it can affect thread trapping. Manually check the needle distance to the hook and verify hook timing. Lubrication and Maintenance: Regularly lubricate your machine according to the manual. Confirm that the machine is well-lubricated, as lack of lubrication can cause issues. Double-check the threading to ensure it's correct and not causing thread wobbling. Additional Considerations: If the issue persists, consider changing the needle or adjusting the timing. Inspect the bobbin tension and UTC (upper thread control) settings.
5/30/2024 11:34:27 PM • Sewing Machines • Answered on May 30, 2024


I have a Elna Contessa 710 Manual. If you think it will help I may be able to scan a copy and email it to your own email address. Plz supply email address if interested or still unable to thread machine.
5/30/2024 7:58:33 AM • Elna 2007... • Answered on May 30, 2024

Please - How do I change the 2 batteries in a Handicare Simplicity Plus stairlift. I cannot easily see the access to them.

There is not much on replacement. This is a UK stairlift, so this link might work better where you are.

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How Long Do Stairlift Batteries Last?

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5/26/2024 1:11:34 AM • Simplicity... • Answered on May 26, 2024

Looking for a manual of Industrial Ninette sewing

5/20/2024 5:33:36 PM • Sewing Machines • Answered on May 20, 2024

My dog ran past the foot controller and jerked the cord out. Now it reads an error F04 Foot controller breaker. I have tried a different foot controller and still shows the error. Can I fix this?

The error message F04 Foot Controller Breaker likely indicates that the foot controller has shorted out or is no longer functioning properly. Depending on the device you are using, it may be possible to repair it yourself, but in many cases, you will need to send it to the manufacturer for repair or replacement. If you have tried using a different foot controller and are still seeing the error message, it is possible that the problem is with the device itself, rather than the foot controller. You may want to check the wiring and connections for any visible damage, and make sure that all cables are properly connected and secure. If you are unable to resolve the issue yourself, it may be best to contact the manufacturer for further assistance. They may be able to provide additional troubleshooting steps or information on how to obtain a repair or replacement.
5/19/2024 7:20:41 PM • Brother Sewing... • Answered on May 19, 2024

Looking for a user manual for a EMPISAL PROTEA 2000

This may help,
5/17/2024 7:26:28 AM • Sewing Machines • Answered on May 17, 2024

Instruction manual

I have the manual and can email a copy to you...Hopefully you are still needing it.
5/14/2024 6:26:22 PM • Sewing Machines • Answered on May 14, 2024
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